Development of Local Composting Programs

The landscape management practices of residents will have to be changed as yard waste management practices are incorporated within the overall solid waste management system of a community. However, with careful planning and an aggressive public education program, a successful yard waste management strategy can be designed and implemented which will allow homeowners to participate through a program that suits their lifestyle.

As Indiana communities plan for the future, yard waste management programs are recommended as a way to achieve solid waste diversion goals and comply with Indiana's Yard Waste Disposal Ban which has been in effect since September 30,1994.